It’s been over three years since we last heard from boys of Crystal Bats when they released the smooth 80s sounds of “Falling In Love”. Since then there has been relative radio silence from the pair, though we know they’ve been working with other artists and on other projects. In all honesty, we weren’t sure we would ever hear from them again but they have emerged once more from within the dense fog of dry-ice that they surely inhabit.
Their new track (which we hope is the start of a lot more music from the duo) “Anyone”, picks up where we left off but with added maturity, sophistication and a dash more drama.
The 80s influence we loved so much is still very much to the fore and “Anyone” sounds like it could be part of the soundtrack from a buddy cop movie. It’s easy to imagine our hero walking the streets, late at night, wracked by the inner turmoil of whether to go against his captain’s order to save his friend (he will).
The vocal is soft and elegant, the synths and guitar lines subtly emotional and smooth and then there is the Prince like wail of a power solo towards the end to top it all off. It’s so delicious you’ll be pulling your jacket sleeves up to your elbows and hastily growing your designer stubble before you know it.